Category Archives: Technology

Do students have shorter attention spans today?

Talk to almost any educator, and they will support the idea that this technologically rich world is ‘re-wiring’ the brains of students. This makes perfect sense if you think about how the brain develops. Without a doubt, early experiences in … Continue reading

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Thoughts about iPads and Learning

We have a full house in the office today. In fact, over 120 educators have convened here to collaborate around the topic of using iPads in the classroom. Obviously much of what is being discussed applies to other digital mobile … Continue reading

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Should schools have a Facebook page?

There is no doubt that the evolution of technological advances is creating havoc for schools. For the most part, the response has not been to embrace the potential of the technologies but rather try to find a way to manage … Continue reading

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Technology in Schools

Look around you. How many examples of technology are available at your fingertips? Do you have a computer? (Laptop, desktop or tablet computer such as an iPad?) How about a smart phone? (not to be confused with a basic cell … Continue reading

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Educating the Public for FREE

I sort of stepped on toes with some of my comments in my post titled, School Budgets, Doing More with Less. I don’t really anticipate this post will endear me to some of my readers either. However, I’m not creating … Continue reading

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WHAT!!!??? No Textbooks Allowed

Without a doubt I lambasted textbooks and publishers in my last post. Many of you may be wondering, if school districts stopped buying textbooks what teachers should use to teach. To the dismay of textbook publishers, I would suggest the … Continue reading

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What do we really want for graduates?

There seems to be little dispute about the idea that a well-educated society is a key predictor for the economic success of a country. However, defining ‘well-educated’ proves to be somewhat elusive. I invite you to put aside all that … Continue reading

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